15 abr. 2011

Trilling

David Shapiro told me that Lionel Trilling saw no value at all in Latin American literature, thought that it shouldn't be taught at all. I wasn't surprised.

4 comentarios:

Clarissa dijo...

Maybe he was just trying to be provocative. I make statements of this kind all the time but I don't really mean them. I just aim to make people see things in a different way.

Jonathan dijo...

No. I think this revealed what English professors of a certain generation thought. It was clear from the context that Trilling had never heard of any Latin American writer at all.

Vance Maverick dijo...

"Who is the Tolstoy of the Colombians?"

Clarissa dijo...

Given that Tolstoy is the Balzac of the Russians, that's an interesting question, indeed. :-)